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Primary School

The National Autistic Society has compiled a range of guidance for families of autistic individuals and are also offering a helpline for parents, young people and staff. https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx 

MENCAP have produced an easy to read guide to Coronavirus for families and support workers for individuals with mental health needs: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

Amanda McGuinness from The Autism Education has produced a social story about coronavirus that has a good level of specificity about the effects of social distancing, for example, not being able to go to your favourite place. https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

CarersUK have put together some guidance for carers who are looking vulnerable patients and have put together a useful wellbeing plan that should be followed. https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19

There is also an easy-to-read version of Public Health England’s advice on the coronavirus for places of education that are remaining open. https://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/media/53192/advice-on-the-coronavirus-v1.pdf

Information for those struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can find support and survival tips at OCDUK. https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus-survival-tips/

Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with hand washing has been produced by Sensory Integration Education https://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/News/8821506

Leeds local off in response to Covid-19 https://leedslocaloffer.org.uk/#!/search/list?query=COVID19

DFE guidence for SEND/vulnerable children https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people
Horsforth cluster support leaflet